Articles Tagged with teen drivers

Florida’s college campuses experience serious car crashes. There are some challenges with car crashes on school grounds, which is why if you’ve been in this kind of collision, it’s important to consult with an experienced Miami car accident claims attorney as soon as possible. You can do so at no cost and with no obligation by contacting Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626.

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Students who are just learning to drive and using their driving permit don’t expect to be in a Hollywood car crash, but it does happen. When it does, it can cause additional complications for any claim. It can also affect a student driver’s future prospects if they’re seriously injured.

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If your teen driver has been in a car accident, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation with a Hollywood car accident lawyer. Let’s talk about how much financial recovery you can seek and ways we may be able to protect your rights. As a family-based law firm with a father-son attorney team, Flaxman Law Group understands how a serious car accident can impact families and we work hard to help your family during life’s most challenging times.

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Underage drinking is not only illegal but also poses significant risks to the safety of young drivers. Each year, underage drinking leads to devastating car accidents that cut short young lives and lead to permanent injuries.

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Flaxman Law Group is a family-founded law firm with deep stakes in the South Florida community. Our offices in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami have worked with many young drivers and their families after serious car crashes. If you or child have been injured in a traffic crash, you can contact our law firm for a free, no obligation consultation with a Florida car accident claims lawyer.

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In many ways, young drivers can be very safe drivers on Florida’s roads. They have usually just completed drivers’ education classes recently, so they’re aware of all current laws and best practices and they have been practicing their driving skills diligently to get licensed. Young drivers may also take driving more seriously, because they associate with freedom.

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At the same time, younger drivers face some challenges that can put them at risk of car collisions on Florida’s roads. For example, younger drivers don’t have much experience on the road and are statistically more likely to take risks and drive distracted. The right education and support, though, can empower young drivers to make responsible choices behind the wheel.

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No parent wants to consider that their child may be in a car accident, but most drivers will at some point be involved in a collision. For teens, being in a crash is especially traumatizing. They may not have the experience to know how to deal with such a situation. Some teen drivers worry about getting “in trouble” or end up getting blamed for causing an accident that wasn’t their fault.

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A serious injury or trauma sustained in a car accident can affect the trajectory of a teen’s life. A serious injury can impact future earnings and mobility. The upset of a serious crash can lead to depression and can affect school performance and mental health.

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Peer pressure and risk-taking have always been a concern for some drivers, and especially for younger motorists. Teens may be pressured by friends to drive fast or to try “stunts,” whether that’s heading off roading or riding on the roof or hood of a car.

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Social media has changed the dynamic. Before, teen drivers may have faced pressure and risk from their immediate group of friends. With TikTok and other platforms, though, they may be encouraged to take risks by people all over the world.

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Drowsy driving is a serious problem in Hollywood and South Florida, where tired drivers cause serious and even fatal accidents. While we may think parents and working-age adults may be most at risk, studies show drivers in the 16-24 age group are 80% more likely to be in a fatigued driving collision when compared with drivers over 40 years of age. Drowsy driving accidents are often fatal and often lead to serious, permanent injuries that can impair a young adult’s life.

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According to FDOT, the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the most dangerous for teen drivers, with the majority fatal accidents involving young drivers taking place in this time period every year. In fact, these summer days are so dangerous, FDOT has dubbed them the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers.

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Every day, about seven teens are killed and hundreds suffer serious injuries nationwide due to car accidents, according to the CDC. While teens see getting a driver’s license as a rite of passage and a way to get freedom, getting behind the wheel is often the most dangerous thing drivers do everyday, and these motorists face additional risks when compared with other users of the road.

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In Hallandale Beach and across Florida, teens are not allowed to drink and drive. Many parents assume their children are safe, but studies show that teens drink far more often than adults may assume, a habit that can lead to serious car collisions and injuries.

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Here are the facts: Florida, where the legal drinking age is 21, has a zero tolerance policy for teen DUIs. If a motorist under the age of 21 has a blood alcohol level of at least 0.02, they face immediate license suspension for six months. A second DUI results in a twelve-month suspension. Refusal to submit to a urine, blood, or breath test for alcohol carries at least a year-long suspension and an 18-month suspension for a second offence.

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